News: PowerBar: High Capacity Battery for All Devices by Jackery USA

News: PowerBar: High Capacity Battery for All Devices by Jackery USA

JACKERY’S ULTIMATE PORTABLE CHARGER LAUNCHES ON INDIEGOGO

Jackery debuts all in one battery with Quick Charge 3.0, AC outlet and solar charger

There was a time when heading to the great outdoors guaranteed a break from technology, but, according to a recent study, today’s travelers fail to switch off and instead pack at least five gadgets.

For people who need power on the move to take pictures, update social profiles, play music, light up the night, fly drones or straighten their hair, Jackery today launches the PowerBar on Indiegogo.

PowerBar is the ultimate all in one charging companion, it can power up to four devices simultaneously, super fast, super safe.

Works for a large range of devices

With in-built AC, USB-C and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 outlets the power bank can charge a host of devices from smartphones and laptops to drones, projectors and mini fridges. The high power UL certified 18650 lithium battery can recharge a Apple MacBook, 1.5 times; Microsoft Surface pro 4, 1.6 times; iPhone and Android devices up to eight times; and a GoPro, eight to 10 times.

Whether traveling for work, on the beach, hiking the wilderness or enjoying a festival, keep multiple devices powered up with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 outlet, which charges compatible gadgets up to 85% faster.

Airline friendly

At just 1.5 lbs the PowerBar is the smallest and lightest battery pack in its class and is safe for airline use as the 20800mAh / 77Wh capacity falls within Federal Aviation Administration’s safety limit of 100Wh.

Made from tough fireproof thermoplastic it is built to withstand more than daily wear and tear.

Efficient and safe

With its smart battery management system the PowerBar adapts to optimal voltage levels for each device when powering, and continuously manages inflow and outflow to ensure that both the device and PowerBar operate in the most efficient way.

AC or solar power recharge

Easily recharge in six hours by plugging into a wall outlet or from the car. If off the grid for days at a time then connect the optional solar panel and recharge wherever there is daylight.

Zhongwei Sun, Jackery’s CEO, explains: “We want to give everyone the ability to charge all their devices without the need for a wall outlet. The PowerBar has passed strict quality control tests and is the ultimate power-up companion for work or travel.”

The Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign kicks off on 29th August with a target of $50,000 to put the device into mass production with an SRP of $199.

Specifications

  • Battery

  • Cell Dimension: 18650

  • Capacity: 20800/77Wh

  • Lifecycles: 100 times

  • AC Outlet: 110V/85W (100W max)

  • USB Outlet: 5V/4.8A (total)

  • Type-C: 5V/3A (single)

  • USB: QC3.0  3.6V-6V/3A, 6V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A (single)

  • USB: 5V/2.4A

  • Product Dimension: 6.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 in

  • Product Weight: 1.5lbs

Ends

About Jackery

Founded in 2011 and located in Santa Clara Jackery is known as the power source for mobility. It is committed to the creation of the safest, most innovative, versatile and intelligent mobile power products on the market. Its mission is to ensure anyone can have an energy source to keep them going for weeks on end.

For more information about Jackery visit http://www.jackery.com/.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
News:  Touch Press Inc. releases My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR

News: Touch Press Inc. releases My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR



Touch Press Inc. releases its first Augmented Reality app, My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR

Bringing the iconic character to life in the real world for the very first time.

My Very Hungry CaterpillarNew York – September 19, 2017 – Touch Press today launched My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR, specifically designed for iPhone and iPad.* The app was developed with ARKit, a new framework that allows developers to easily create unparalleled augmented reality experiences for iPhone and iPad. By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact with the real world in entirely new ways.

Touch Press is excited to bring this unique experience to the millions of My Very Hungry Caterpillar fans around the world.

Barry O’Neill, CEO of Touch Press, described how children who had played with the all new AR app had “expressed themselves – and expressed wonder” at the vibrant life-like caterpillar which appeared to be right in front of them, sliding across the floor in search of food. “Children believe in magical, invisible things. With ARKit we’ve been able to develop an app that gives them a lens to reveal, and interact with this magical, invisible world”, he added.

Eric Carle’s much-loved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, has won the hearts of millions of children globally for almost 50 years. In 2014, in partnership with Eric Carle, StoryToys (part of Touch Press) brought the world’s favorite caterpillar to life for the very first time in the stunning interactive My Very Hungry Caterpillar app. To date 4.6 Million users have cared for their digital pet, feeding their caterpillar and watching it grow into a beautiful butterfly. More information and facts available here.

With ARKit, users can now interact with the caterpillar in a real world environment. Not only do children learn about the lifecycle of the caterpillar / butterfly, but they also develop empathy and responsibility as well as visuospatial skills. The app can spark conversation, as children who have played it have talked amongst themselves and to the adults in the room.

The My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR app is available for iPhone and iPad on the App Store for just $2.99.

About Touch Press Inc.

Headquartered in New York, Touch Press Inc. integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. More information available here: https://www.touchpress.com/

About StoryToys

Dublin, Ireland based StoryToys (A subsidiary of Touch Press Inc.) creates and publishes highly innovative and entertaining software for children including interactive books and games and has enjoyed global success on all major app distribution platforms. StoryToys has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations for the quality of its products, including many prestigious Children’s Technology Review Editor’s Choice Awards and the BolognaRagazzi Digital Award. More information available here: http://storytoys.com.

About The World Of Eric Carle™

The World of Eric Carle™ is a design-driven licensing and merchandising program based on the beloved picture books created by Eric Carle. A prolific author and artist, Eric Carle has written and illustrated more than seventy books which have sold over 127 million copies worldwide. Like his books, The World of Eric Carle brand draws upon Eric Carle’s approach to creativity, discovery, play and development. Licensing and merchandising programs are ongoing in the US, Japan, UK, Australia and Europe. More information available here:  www.Facebook.com/theworldofEricCarle

 



My Very Hungry Caterpillar My Very Hungry Caterpillar by StoryToys Entertainment Limited

Price: $4.99 USD

Care for your very own Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Eric Carle’s much-loved character, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™, has won the hearts of millions of children around the world for more than 45.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
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Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.
Article: Role play – kids apps to help kids process a new situation with play

Article: Role play – kids apps to help kids process a new situation with play

Kids learn best through play and explaining what they are seeing and doing. Recently, every time I turn on the television news or tune in to the local radio, I am prompted things that I know I do not want my child to see or things that I might consider to be scary for them.  Research has shown that children learn best through play — and playing out situations via role play can help them to better process and understand them.  With the recent Hurricane Harvey here in the United States – there has been a lot of news on the television and radio that is overwhelming.  As such, I started thinking about some of my favorite apps that would help kids in these situations. Helping children process traumatic events they seen in the news such as the recent Hurricane Harvey and other frightening news, can be overwhelming.  Many children learn better with play therapy.  Below are a few apps that involve role play, social stories and more to help them process difficult situations as well as explore new situations.   Below is a list of some of my favorites.

Kids learn differently than adults.  Introducing a new situation can be hard.  One of the biggest things I struggle with as a parent is helping my kids understand a new situation.  Helping my kids prepare for new experiences can be overwhelming as.    One of my favorite thing about the MyPlayhome apps is that there are no rules – kids can play and role play while narrating what they are doing.  I love to see all the different games that my toddler comes up with or see my son talking about an upcoming doctors appointment using MyPlayhome Hospital.  Using Social Stories like Kid in the Storybook maker can help kids better understand a new situation.  Dr. Panda has a series of role play apps including firefighters, daycare, school bus and more.  .

My PlayHomeShimon Young is a genius. Shimon is the developer of the universal My PlayHome app and has managed to find a way to keep my iToddler (2.5) entertained for more than just a few minutes. Not an easy task. My PlayHome brings the dollhouse into the digital age by offering an entire virtual home, complete with an adorable family of five that kids can explore and interact with. Also available on the iPhone (Pocket PlayHome!), this app features beautiful hand-drawn illustrations and realistic sounds associated with each interaction. My PlayHome also has a simple user interface very easy for little fingers to control.  This app caters for 2-8 year olds which is appropriate as it’s simple enough for the younger users to play with yet detailed enough to keep the older kids entertained too.” Quite a comprehensive app but still very easy to use by its intended audience. One of the best kids apps I have come across on the App Store!”  This continues to be a top pick of The iMums for kids of all ages.  Read the full review.

 

My PlayHome StoresWhen iMum Amanda reviewed the original My PlayHome back in 2011 she described it’s creator Shimon Young as a genius, and I have to agree. After being  installed on our iPads for 2 1/2 years my kids still play with My PlayHome regularly, and there are very few apps that retain their appeal long term like that. So when I told my children there was a new My PlayHome app out, to say they were excited is a definite understatement.  My PlayHome brings the dolls house into the digital age with an entire interactive house and garden to play in, and My PlayHome Stores expands the play by adding four shops to explore and shop in. The app stars the same characters as the original app – there are 3 moms, 3 dads, 3 girls, 3 boys and 3 babies from a variety of ethnicities and you can mix and match them any way you like to create the family in the app. The twist that my children really love (and that I have not seen in any other app) is when the family go shopping in the stores they can walk home with their purchases, and if you own My PlayHome they can take their purchases from the stores back to their home.  Read the full review.

My PlayHome HospitalIn the fantastic tradition of the Playhome Software Company, comes the latest My Playhome app, My Playhome Hospital. Fully integrated with the other My Playhome apps (HomeSchool and Store), this new app allows the player to explore all aspects of the hospital experience. When the app is opened, the child is faced with the view of the hospital and an ambulance. No settings tab, no external options, and no parental tab. The only extra button to press is the Tidy the Hospital wheel, which is a great option. It allows the player to actually erase the previous designs created and start fresh. The home page ambulance can be driven to the school, home or store; linking the other apps (one of my favorite features).  An interactive app that familiarizes children with the workings and people in the hospital setting. Multiple different scenes with many opportunities to interact with the objects and characters on each page.

 

My PlayHome SchoolOne of the best loved toys of all time are doll houses. It brings hours upon hours of enjoyment to boys and girls alike, and it’s only limitation is a child’s imagination. My PlayHome Software Ltd has brought this enjoyment in the most portable form possible in My PlayHome, My PlayHome Stores, and very recently, My PlayHome School.  While my children and I enjoyed My PlayHome and My PlayHome Stores, My PlayHome School far exceeded our expectations. It has almost everything you could find in an elementary school: a receptionist desk, the principal’s office, a cafeteria, boys and girls restrooms, a science lab, an auditorium, a janitor’s closet, lockers, and of course, classrooms.  Read the full review.

 

 

Explaining difficult situations to kids or helping them understand something new is the premise of  Kid in the Storybook maker.  This app allows you to take photos of an upcoming event — be it a doctors appointment, new school or even a vacation and use your own words, photos and voice to describe it to the reader.  I loved using Bluebee Pals with my son when we recently did a social story about his new school.

Kid in Story Book Maker:... iconEnuma, designs assistance and play-based learning apps to empower kids to be independent learners. they have a special interest in producing apps for children with special needs.  LocoMotive Labs is located in Berkeley, California and was founded in 2012, its design team includes many of the team who produced the Injini child development suite. Kid in Story was designed to help parents and therapists easily produce their own stories for children. As children with Autism often respond well to social stories that include them, they wanted to include a way to easily add the child into the story.  Read our full review.

Alison, the American iMum is from Massachusetts. She lives there with her sons and husband. In their spare time, they enjoy playing outside, enjoying nature and of course testing apps and fantastic products on their devices. They have a variety of devices including an iPad, iPhone, and an iPod and is often found with a device! My older son loves technology and loves testing out the “latest and newest” apps and tech. I love sharing information about apps and products with others to help them make decisions without feeling overwhelmed with all of the choices.

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